Six elegant, architect-designed houseboats are bringing a new style of living to this part of the Grand Union Canal in Maida Vale, London. Residents of these floating apartments also have access to the gym, pool and spa at the nearby Harbour Leisure Club.
As London’s roads become increasingly congested, attention turns to the Thames as an overlooked asset. The vision is for a fleet of enclosed, personalised river taxis. Driverless and energy-efficient, they promise to be a new icon of London transport.